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  • Twin top rankings reflect rise of women in Indian sports: Saina Nehwal 12 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After reclaiming the top spot in badminton singles rankings, Saina Nehwal is doubly delighted at fellow Hyderabadi tennis ace Sania Mirza's rise to the summit of the women's doubles rankings and says the twin achievements reflect the rise of women power in the domain of Indian sports. "Sania Mirza is...
  • International Paralympic committee derecognises Indian body due to infighting 2 days ago

    Paralympic Committee of India was derecognised by the International Paralympic committee on Friday due to infighting in the organistation, CNN-IBN has learnt. The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad. ...
  • Sri Lanka defend interim body after ICC threat 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his "sovereign right". The comments came after the International Cricket Council said the move may amount to government interference, and that it would withhold payments to Sri Lanka...
  • International Paralympic committee derecognises Indian body due to infighting 2 days ago

    Paralympic Committee of India was derecognised by the International Paralympic committee on Friday due to infighting in the organistation, CNN-IBN has learnt. The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad. Following the ban, the Paralympic Committee of India has been...
  • Viswanathan Anand to meet Magnus Carlsen in Shamkir opener 2 days ago

    Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand will meet reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the first round of Shamkir Chess, held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov. Drawing number '4' in the drawing of lots, Anand will not only have the advantage of playing white in the first game but...
  • SAI sees a record 100 athletes qualifying for Rio Olympics 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a rather ambitious projection, Sports Authority of India (SAI) sees a record 100 plus athletes qualifying for next year's Rio Olympics. "Though qualification process has barely started, our own assessment is that if women's hockey team qualifies we should comfortably cross the 100 mark. As far as number...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India women lose 1-4 to New Zealand 3 days ago

    Hastings: The New Zealand women's hockey team thrashed India 4-1 in the Hawke's Bay Cup quarter-final at the Hastings Sports Park on Thursday. It was India who drew first blood as they successfully converted a penalty corner but the 'Black Sticks' struck back as they went on to score four goals. Six...
  • Novak Djokovic, Genzebe Dibaba bag Laureus Awards 4 days ago

    Shanghai: Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Ethiopian sprinter Genzebe Dibaba were named the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively in a glittering ceremony on Wednesday. The ceremony also saw the induction of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar into the Laureus Academy. Djokovic pipped Lewis Hamilton (UK), Renaud Lavillenie (France),...
  • 31 all out but team still wins the match 4 days ago

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, and the statement once again proved itself on Tuesday when the cricket world saw an 'unlikeliest' of victories during a Premier Championship match in Sri Lanka. Riding on Asiri Karunaratne's magnificent 5 for 21, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, who opted to field,...
  • Li Na among six nominated for Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award 5 days ago

    Shanghai: Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na is up against Serena Williams in a six-woman field for sportswoman of the year in the Laureus World Sports Awards. The other nominees are Valerie Adams, Marit Bjorgen, Genzebe Dibaba, and Tina Maze Xinhua reported on Tuesday. In the men's field, Real Madrid star...
  • IOC launches whistleblower hotline on match-fixing 5 days ago

    London: The IOC on Monday set up a hotline for whistleblowers to report match-fixing and other corruption in a new initiative to protect the integrity and credibility of the Olympics and other sports competitions. The International Olympic Committee said the web-based "integrity and compliance hotline" is open to athletes, coaches, referees...
  • Haryana government to give Cabinet Minister status to Ramdev 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday decided to give "status equivalent to Cabinet Minister" to Ramdev, who has been appointed as the state's brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda. "Ramdev, Brand Ambassador for promotion of yoga and ayurveda in Haryana, will be given status equivalent to Cabinet Minister," Haryana's Health...
  • AFI to mull over lucrative franchise-based league April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India is likely to take a decision on owning a commercial property which will organise a franchise-based athletics league in the country in a bid to make the sport lucrative and raise its profile. It is learnt that a company associated with a businessman involved...
  • Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing India to look into the matter and provide all help to her. "I have asked SAI and Boxing India...
  • SAI issues notice to PCI over filthy conditions for para athletes April 7, 2015

    Sports Authority of India on Tuesday issued a notice to Para Olympic Committee over filthy conditions for Para athletes saying PCI not equipped to hold such events. SAI also casted serious doubts on committee's ability to organise the Para Olympic Games of 2015. The PCI has suspended president Rajesh Tomar...
  • Ice hockey association appeals for donations to take part in a tournament April 7, 2015

    In a country obsessed with cricket, it is not surprising to see the other sports not getting enough recognition and facing a lack of funds. The latest of the victims is the sport of ice hockey. The Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) on Sunday appealed to supporters on social media...
  • Indian weightlifting body to suspend regional units after lifters fail dope tests April 6, 2015

    The Indian Weightlifting Federation will suspend at least three of its regional units after 21 lifters tested positive for banned substances over the last 12 months, the IWF secretary told Reuters on Monday. The majority of the lifters who failed drug tests hail from Delhi, Punjab and Haryana and have been...
  • I-League: Dempo FC hold Sporting Clube de Goa to 2-2 draw April 4, 2015

    Margao: Haroon Fakhruddin Amri's double strike helped Dempo FC to come back from behind and hold Sporting Clube de Goa to a 2-2 draw in the Hero I-League football on Saturday. Dempo, who held the edge in the initial stage of the first half, took the lead in the 23rd minute...
  • Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games April 4, 2015

    Jakarta: An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games. The International Olympic Committee sent a letter in January warning Indonesia that it could lose its role in...
  • 21 Indian weightlifters caught in doping, provisionally suspended by IWF April 4, 2015

    The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has caught 21 weightlifters in five championships held recently, which could well turn out to be the biggest doping scandal in the country. All the 21 lifters have been provisionally suspended by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) pending inquiry and most of them belong to Delhi,...
  • Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban April 4, 2015

    Indonesia is set to retain the hosting rights of the 2018 Asian Games and avoid an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban after resolving a row over the use of the Olympic rings logo. The IOC had allowed only the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) to use the iconic logo featuring five different...
  • India to bid for 2024 Olympic Games: reports April 2, 2015

    India seems to be going in the right track in order to revive sports in the country and if India manages to win the bid, the venue might well be Ahmedabad. Sources close to The Tribune have confirmed the recent developments of a formal plan being worked upon to host the...
  • Over 1,000 impersonators held during police recruitment in Bihar March 29, 2015

    Patna: After rampant cheating in Bihar's matriculation examinations made headlines, at least 1,000 people were arrested in the state as some other person impersonated them during the written examination and physical test for recruitment of police constables, a top police officer said on Sunday. So far...
  • Two-year-old toddler enters record books for archery feat March 24, 2015

    Vijaywada: A two-year-old girl archery prodigy Cherukuli Dalli Shivani from Vijaywada on Tuesday achieved a stunning feat by setting a new record and entering her name into the India Book of Records. Shivani, the kid sister of late Indian coach and international archer Cherukuri Lenin who died in a road accident...
  • Paralympic Committee forms probe panel March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Monday constituted a three-member enquiry committee to investigate the reasons for gross mismanagement at the ongoing 15th National Para-Athletics Championships. In a shocking case of official apathy, differently-abled sportspersons participating in...
  • World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. For years, Saina has...
  • Sports Ministry shocked at apathy towards para-athletes March 22, 2015

    The Sports Ministry expressed shock and concern at the apathy shown by the 15th National Para-Athletic Championship organisers wherein the participants have been denied proper accommodation at the event. ...
  • Para-athletes face official apathy, Sports Ministry promises action March 22, 2015

    Taking a strong view of the shocking incident of differently-abled sportspersons taking part in a national event being put up at unfurnished and unhygienic accommodations, Indian Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday sought a report from the organisers and promised to take action within 24 hours. Sonowal said he has asked...
  • Cricket betting racket may have been worth Rs 4,000 cr: Enforcement Directorate March 20, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The international betting racket on the ongoing cricket world cup, busted on Thursday, could have involved transactions worth over Rs 4,000 crore a year, an official of the Enforcement Directorate said here on Friday. The ED arrested bookies Kiran Mala and Tommy Patel from a farmhouse near Vadodara city on...
  • IOTY 2014: In conversation with sports nominee Jitu Rai March 17, 2015

    At the Red Carpet of the Indian of the Year 2014, Asian and CWG Gold Medalist, Jitu Rai gives a message for newcomers in sports. ...